Brian White | Fitness
They at a some-what boring diet.
The novelty of new foods all the time will make the average person want to eat more. If you eat things you are familiar with, you will feel fuller faster. I’m not suggesting eating the same exact thing all the time, but if you have a problem meal, try finding a healthy meal and stick to that for a while to help you curb cravings and eat less. Skinny people find a few meals that work for them and stick to them.
They eat Breakfast.
Make sure to eat a full breakfast that has fiber and protein for maximum satiety and energy to get through the morning. A great choice is two to three whole eggs, an apple and some sautéed vegetables. Skinny people never skip breakfast.
They eat real food.
Food processing has, without a doubt, had the most detrimental effect on our health and weight in the last hundred years. Processed food destroys our health and new research has shown it can cause inflammation and autoimmune disease.
Real food is food that grows and dies, and is whole, unprocessed and unrefined. It is local, seasonal, pasture-raised and organic. Skinny people know real food keeps them running optimally so they can exercise, eat less and feel better.
They sleep eight-plus hours every single night.
Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can single handedly derail any weight-loss attempt. Research has proven that how much you sleep and the quality of that sleep will orchestrate a symphony of hormonal activity that is tied to cravings and appetite. Skinny people also know that they are more likely to crave sugar or alcohol when they are tired, so rather than have to battle at the end of a long day, they know to just go to bed.
They exercise every day, with no concern on how long they spend at the gym.
One of the greatest lessons skinny people can teach everyone is that you don’t have to spend an hour or two at the gym. No one has that kind of time. But, the great news is an absolutely tremendous workout can be had in 30 minutes or less. There are many variables to manipulate in an exercise routine, but the one that will help you burn more body fat is intensity. Skinny people work hard enough to be out of their comfort zones, so they can get in and out of the gym quickly, and keep burning calories long after they have left the gym.
They really eat vegetables: all the time.
Most people know they should eat more fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, most people really up their intake of fruits when they are trying to “eat better” but the real fat loss power is in vegetables. They are low calorie, nutrient powerhouses with less sugar than juicy fruits. Skinny people blend them into shakes, eat them raw and usually have a large portion at every meal.
They hang out with other like-minded people.
Let’s face it, everyone has friends that give them looks when they try to make healthier food choices, or who try to talk them into drinks for happy hour when they should be going to the gym. You have to find ways to limit your contact with them. Skinny people know in order to be successful, they need the support of friends who are attempting the same goals or, at least, are supportive of the battle.
—Brian White is a personal trainer, gaining his certification in 1997. Author of “Secrets From a Personal Trainer,” White is also the co-owner of Diverge Personal Training Gym, located at 3919 Fourth Ave. in Hillcrest. Contact him at 619-255-5571, email@example.com or youshouldbedoingit.com.